EE FR Monday, April 23, 2018 T HE WORL D’ S M O ST P O PU L AR FRE E N E WSPAP E R Farah can’t get a drink in hottest marathon: Pages 2-3 & Sport » FACEBOOK SUED OVER SCAM ADS It’s a Bit rich: Martin Lewis appears to endorse a Bitcoin scheme in a fake advert on Facebook FINANCIAL guru Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for allegedly profiting from online scams that fraudulently use his image. The TV personality and MoneySavingExpert founder accuses the social network of raking in cash from adverts posted by criminals who are n Labour MP brands government ‘institutionally racist’ Page 7 » by DANIEL BINNS conning vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds. Mr Lewis, whose landmark legal action will be launched in the High Court today, claims more than 50 fake ads featuring him have appeared on Facebook in the past year alone. Some used his identity to scoop up bank details or sell risky financial products, including trading schemes for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. He told Metro: ‘I’ve spent my whole Continued on Page 5 » n Why it’s a rubbish end to the heatwave Page 9 » 2 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 FARAH’S LEFT HIGH AND DRY Water woe costs Sir Mo race but he sets new British record by DOMINIC YEATMAN Agony: Runners struggle in heat PA/GETTY/EPA/KARWAI TANG AN EXHAUSTED Sir Mo Farah became the fastest British marathon runner in history yesterday – finishing in third place in the hottest London Marathon ever. As temperatures soared to 24.1C, the four-time Olympic champion shaved nearly a minute off Steve Jones’ 33year-old record – crossing the line in a time of 2hr 6min 21sec. But a mix-up at a water station – which saw snap-happy stewards seem more concerned with taking pictures of Sir Mo rather than handing him his drink – cost him vital seconds. In the confusion, fellow elite runners – including race winner Eliud Kipchoge – were able to put distance between themselves and Sir Mo. ‘They (stewards) were trying to take a picture rather than giving me the drink,’ said the 35-year-old. ‘I was saying to the people on motorbikes to tell staff to be a bit helpful instead of taking pictures. I wasn’t wasting energy, I just needed a drink. I had to get it right,’ he added But Sir Mo, who quit the track last summer to concentrate on marathon running, said he ‘enjoyed’ his run through London – and the support from spectators. ‘I gave 110 per cent like I always do,’ he said. ‘I’ve got a lot to learn about the marathon but as long as I can I’ll keep doing it.’ The Queen Snap to it: Sir Mo tries to grab bottle as officials take photos on phones (left), retrieving water (right) PIXEL800O Out of frame: Mix-up costs Sir Mo time (left), who rows with steward (right). Inset, collapsing at finish line started the race by pressing a button at Windsor Castle – just hours after attending a gala at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Organisers warned runners against wearing fancy dress in the record heat. But thousands ignored the advice, with some donning suits of armour, while others dressed as Big Ben and cuddly characters on the 26.2 mile course. A record 386,050 people applied for a place in the race – the highest number for any marathon. But just 40,000 won starting places, among them firefighters who tackled the Grenfell Tower blaze and a police officer stabbed in the Lon- don Bridge terror attack. Meanwhile, almost 100 runners attempted Guinness World Records – and the amount raised for charity is set to top the record £61.5million achieved last year. Extra water stations were laid on to help runners cope in the heat, but dozens – including Sir Mo - collapsed at the finish line and had to be helped back to their feet. ‘I am knackered,’ Sir Mo said afterwards. ‘The guys just went for it, at world record pace. I hung in as much as I could. It’s so different to being on the track. It’s different pain and different training, but I’ve enjoyed it.’ Sport Page 32 » Squids in: Racer as octopus (above), and a Stars Wars pilot (left) Fancy that: Runners ignore advice to ditch outfits PA/REX/GETTY Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 3 Marathon effort: Runners make their way over Tower Bridge. Yesterday’s race attracted a world record field of more than 40,000 competitors and as temperatures hit 24.1C, it was the hottest in the event’s 37-year history PA/WPA On One’s marks...: The Queen hits a red button at Windsor Castle to start 2018 London Marathon 4 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Ministers ‘still making case for leaving customs union’ by JOEL TAYLOR A SENIOR minister has played down reports Theresa May is preparing a Uturn on the government’s plan to leave the customs union with the EU. Justice secretary David Gauke said MPs could still be persuaded, following a defeat in the Lords last week and reports a number of Tory MPs will CORRECTIONS & C L A R I F I C AT I O N S Metro strives for complete accuracy but mistakes do sometimes slip in. If you spot anything, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the article and date as the subject line. Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the regulatory body for the Press. 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The Brexiteer will add his department’s task is to ‘remove the unnecessary regulation, bureaucracy and red tape that inhibit the free trade in services’. vote in favour of membership in the Commons. ‘We can make that case to Parliament,’ he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. ‘I think we can win that case, I think we have got to win that case and that is my determination.’ Remaining in the customs union would be popular Web edition metro.news Editorial 020 361 50600 Advertising 020 361 52604 Classified 020 361 54000 Distribution 020 361 50660 Hopeful: David Gauke (right) with Nick Robinson on the Marr show BBC/PA with some business leaders and could resolve difficulties with the Irish border. One Downing Street aide told the Sunday Times it ‘will not be crying into our beer’ if a reversal was forced. This would likely enrage Brexiteers, with No.10 reported to believe that international trade secretary Liam Fox and foreign secretary Boris Johnson could resign. Former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, who is behind a procustoms union Commons motion, told the BBC the move was not intended as a threat to the prime minister’s position and the ‘sabre-rattling’ was ‘coming from the pro-Brexit section of the party and it’s deeply unhelpful’. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry also told the Marr show staying in a customs union ‘makes sense’. A No.10 source said: ‘Government policy hasn’t changed, we are leaving the customs union.’ What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. THE recycled paper content of UK newspapers in 2014 was 78.5%. Please keep public transport tidy by taking your Metro with you and recycling it. METRO is independent of LUL and views expressed are not those of LUL or TfL unless otherwise stated. Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 5 ‘It is a dangerous problem that is affecting real people’ » Continued from Page 1 career advising the public on how to save money and campaigning to protect vulnerable people from being conned, and now my image is being regularly used for exactly the opposite. ‘When I report an advert to Facebook they eventually remove it but then the next day another one will just appear again. ‘When Facebook is sent one of these ads they should simply refuse to publish them. But they don’t, they keep taking the money from the scammers and publishing, so Facebook is complicit and culpable. ‘Their behaviour is morally repugnant – enough is enough.’ Diana Bundy, 70, was tricked into handing over her £150,000 life savings to a Bulgarian-based get-rich-quick ‘investment opportunity’. She was horrified when the firm then refused to ‘Enough is enough’: MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis on ITV’s This Morning says he never appears in online adverts REX Four die in coach fire on Mecca trip FOUR Britons died and 12 others were injured in Saudi Arabia when their coach crashed while on a pilgrimage to Mecca. A woman in her 60s from Blackburn, Lancashire, as well as a man and a mother and son from Preston, were travelling from Mecca to Medina on Saturday. Tour operator Hashim Travel said the coach the four were on was hit by a fuel tanker which then caught fire, setting the bus alight. Victims’ relatives have been informed. Ex-police adviser facing race charge A FORMER race relations adviser to the police has been charged with a racially aggravated offence. Judah Adunbi, also known as Ras, was arrested at his Bristol home on April 18 and will appear in court next month. He was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence following an alleged incident at a betting shop on March 29. The 64-year-old has been bailed to appear at Bristol magistrates court on May 22. Un-safe: Fraudulent fin What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. refund her money after she grew concerned. Ms Bundy’s bank reimbursed her after Mr Lewis took up the case. Another victim was conned out of more than £19,000 after seeing a fake advert with Mr Lewis’s image and is demanding a refund from him. Mr Lewis, who never appears in adverts, said authorities appeared powerless to act as Facebook claims it is not an advertiser or UK publisher. He claims his reputation and company have suffered and is suing for defamation. Any damages he receives will be donated to anti-scam charities. Mr Lewis said there may be thousands who have been duped but are too embarrassed to come forward. Calling for a change in the law, he added: ‘This is a real, dangerous problem which is affecting real people, either financially IN BRIEF Muscle waste risk for Mars colonists Roasted: A coffee-bran Fake news: A dubious a with scams or by risking their health with things like fake diet pills. ‘I don’t want Facebook shut down, I just want them to hold up their hands and change how they operate’. TV stars Lorraine Kelly and Holly Willoughby have also been used in fake online adverts for diet pills. The case comes after health secretary Jeremy Hunt accused social media firms, including Facebook, of ‘turning a blind eye’ to their impact on children and demanding they act to cut down on underage use and prevent cyber bullying. Facebook said it does not allow adverts ‘which are misleading or false’ and has told Mr Lewis it will remove any that infringe his rights. It added several adverts and accounts that breached its advertising policies were removed ‘only last week’. THE first people to live on Mars could be at increased risk of developing muscle damage, research says. An international team simulated the impact of 21day spaceflights and low gravity environments, like that of the red planet, on the knees of one leg in 11 fit men. It found inactivity may be the biggest danger, ahead of ‘hypoxia’ – a lack of oxygen. Nasa will send the first humans to Mars in 15 years, says Donald Trump, with missions taking three years. 6 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Royal wedding bells to chime with huge boost in UK tourism A BOOST in spring tourists is expected as holidaymakers flock to Britain for the royal wedding next month. Tourism bosses are hoping to cash in on the 100,000 revellers set to descend on Windsor, Berkshire, for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (both pictured) on May 19. Visit Britain director Patricia Yates said Ms Markle’s connection to American audiences and attractive exchange rates were likely to contribute. ‘It’s a great opportunity, it’s a great showcase moment for Britain,’ she said. ‘We know that history and heritage is already a major draw for travel by PETER CARY to the country, and it’s really about interpreting that for a younger audience, showing a couple that are in love. Obviously she is American, so there’s that connection with international markets, and there is already huge interest in the fashion she’s wearing, and some of the modern British culture too.’ The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Big security bill : The royal wedding in 2011 wedding contributed to a seven per cent rise in visitors between April and June 2011 – around 8.3million, up from 7.8million in 2010. About 600,000 queued to see the duchess’s wedding dress when it went on display at Buckingham Palace that summer. Last week, Airbnb predicted a 192 per cent rise in bookings for Windsor between May 18 and May 20, compared with the same period last year, and a 1,438 per cent increase in Slough. £6.35m cost of policing big day THE policing bill for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding was £6.35million, newly-released figures have revealed. About £2.8million was spent on overtime costs for the event in 2011. The figures come weeks before Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle, and amid a row over police staffing levels. Thames Valley Police expect 100,000 people to head to Windsor on May 19 . Met Police officers will be drafted in to support colleagues, which the force’s Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh has called a ‘huge drain’ on resources. The Home Office replied: ‘Police have the resources they need.’ A nipper expected for Pippa PIPPA MIDDLETON is pregnant with her first child, it has been reported. The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister is due to give birth in October – 17 months after marrying fund manager James Matthews, 42. ‘When Pippa found out she was pregnant, she was obviously thrilled and utterly overjoyed,’ a friend told the Sun on Sunday, adding her family ‘could not be more delighted’. Pippa, 34, has not commented on the questioning of James’s father David Matthews by French police over historic rape allegations – which he denies. James’s younger brother, former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, 28, is also expecting his first child with fiancée Vogue Williams. V1 Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 7 Labour steps up Windrush scandal row with ‘racist’ Tories claim Shocked: Emily Thornberry Thornberry: Anti-Semitic abuse really sickens me ‘Hostile’: Dawn Butler (right) has accused Theresa May’s government of institutional racism amid calls for home secretary Amber Rudd to resign AFP ee FR LABOUR’S shadow equalities minister accused the government of ‘institutional racism’ yesterday as the party stepped up its attacks over the Windrush scandal. Dawn Butler accused the prime minister and her Conservative colleagues of pushing policies which have disproportionately hurt black people and other ethnic minorities. She cited austerity cuts and Theresa May’s 2012 boast, when she was home secretary, of creating a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants. Her claim comes amid a growing row over the ‘Windrush’ generation of Britons who came to the UK from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971, but who have recently faced deportation due to new laws over documents. She Money METRO id e Yo u u r u rban g by DANIEL BINNS ll Fu Apology: Our front page last Wednesday ge Pa y: or st 7 T h e wo r l d ’ s m o sT p o pu l ar fre e n ewspap e r SHUTTERSTOCK Wednesday, April 18, 2018 E ARE a nation in denial to avoid thinking about what would happen if you had a financial setback.’ about rainy days ahead, according to new figures. So how did we get into such a mess and Job loss or illness? ‘That how do we get on a better path? ‘We’re a nation of spenders,’ says won’t happen to me,’ we personal finance expert and think. Worryingly, Legal & General’s commentator Jasmine Birtles. ‘We have Deadline To The Breadline research has to take a step back and make some revealed that the average UK employee fundamental changes in the way we live only has enough savings to last just one day to day, so that we get more into the month if their income stopped. A habit of saving – spending only on what quarter said their savings would only want.’ last a week or less. The Scottish Friendly we know we need or really Disposable Income Index, looking at the savings of UK households, found that Start off by looking at your income and 50% of people surveyed were concerned outgoings, says Anthony Morrow, CEO about how they would cope with a large, of evestor.co.uk. ‘A monthly budget unexpected bill. sounds simple, but most people don’t ‘Figures like these show how truly it. They precarious our lives are when it comes to actually take the time to do guestimate. Looking ahead can feel our finances,’ says Richard Kateley at difficult, particularly if your salary is Legal & General. ‘Whether you’re buying your first home, starting a family or just enjoying life with friends, it’s easy Money advice, investments & cash-saving hacks e insid y toda » Windrush: PM apologises l to Caribbean lleaders ‘son 14 toLd told Sky News: ‘In my own personal opinion, and I’m speaking as myself as Dawn Butler, the daughter of Jamaican parents, I’m saying that Theresa May has presided over racist legislation that has discriminated against a whole generation of people from the Commonwealth.’ She added that Mrs May’s policies BBC ‘have disproportionately affected people from the Commonwealth and people of colour’, labelling them ‘institutional racism’. Meanwhile, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry and shadow chancellor John McDonnell yesterday called on home secretary Amber Rudd to resign. Ms Rudd is expected to make a statement to parliament this afternoon. Speaking in Wales, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Tories were using immigration to distract from their efforts of ‘pandering to a rich elite’. But Justice Secretary David Gauke said Ms Rudd should not resign, telling the BBC: ‘When it comes down to it, the central policy is right.’ And Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said the comments were a ‘ploy’ to draw attention away from Labour’s in-fighting. He told Sky News: ‘There’s no doubt that we’ve got a Labour party which is mired in racist behaviour.’ What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. EMILY THORNBERRY yesterday told of her shock that members of the public claiming to be Labour supporters have approached her in the street and defended antiSemitic remarks. Speaking to Nick Robinson, guest host of the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the shadow foreign secretary said she was ‘sickened’ at the continuing anti-Semitism row and ‘fed up’ with the failure to root it out of the party. She said that ‘people feel it’s fine to come up and talk to you in the most appalling terms’. She added: ‘I spoke to someone last weekend and I was really shocked to suddenly see the way in which the conversation turned. ‘She thought she was supportive of Labour and supportive of me. I had to tell her that was really not acceptable.’ She insisted Labour’s new general secretary Jennie Formby was tackling the issue head on. In the Commons last week, Labour MPs spoke about the abuse they had received from supporters of the Labour leader. However, Jeremy Corbyn did not take part in the debate. Asked if she was ‘ashamed’ at the anti-Semitic abuse directed at Labour MPs by party supporters, Ms Thornberry replied: ‘Of course I am. I’m sickened by it.’ 8 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Children of alcoholics to get help from £6m fund CHILDREN suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under plans to provide them with quick access to support and services. An estimated 200,000 children in England living with alcoholdependent parents are to be given faster access to mental health services and support for their families under government plans. It comes after the NSPCC reported a 16 per cent rise in calls involving drink or drug abuse. Outreach programmes to get more parents successfully through addiction treatment, and early intervention programmes to reduce the numbers of children needing to go into care, will also benefit from £6million in funding from the government. Public health minister Steve Brine has been given the specific responsibility for children with alcohol-dependent parents. He said: ‘All children deserve to feel safe, and it is a cruel reality that those growing up with alcoholic parents are robbed of this basic need. ‘Parents struggling to cope need support to get back on their feet and children need to be provided with safety and stability.’ Bike event aimed at clearing the air MORE than 40 per cent of pupils are worried about air pollution near their school. Of 1,000 six- to 16-year-olds surveyed, 43 per cent said they were concerned about the levels. The YouGov poll was carried out for walking and cycling charity Sustrans ahead of the Big Pedal 2018. The event, which runs until May 4, will see more than half a million children cycle, walk or scoot to and from school. Sustrans boss Xavier Brice said: ‘More needs to be done to improve air quality. One of the best ways to do this is by reducing car journeys.’ Hit show: Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan (third from right) in Smallville WARNER BROS TV actress is charged with recruiting sex slaves for cult SMALLVILLE actress Allison Mack was due back in court today as she faces charges of recruiting women for a sex cult disguised as a self-help group. The 35-year-old, who played Chloe Sullivan in the Superman TV show, could be jailed for 15 years. She was refused bail at a Brooklyn federal court on Friday where she denied recruiting female ‘slaves’ for the mentoring group. Mack’s lawyers were due back in court to petition for her to be released on bail. She has been accused of helping group leader Keith Raniere recruit women to be exploited through work and sex. Mack (pictured) has denied all the charges after Raniere, who is also being held in custody, was arrested in Mexico by the FBI last month. The prosecution claimsMackserved as a slave master, enticing women to work for the ring leader, whose Nxivm group claimed it was empowering women. Richard Donoghue, for the prosecution, said: ‘Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere. ‘Mack directly or implicitly required her slaves… to engage in sexual activity with Raniere.’ He concluded: ‘In exchange for by ANDREI HARMSWORTH this, Mack received financial and other benefits.’ Raniere could also face 15 years in prison if he is found guilty. Included in the allegations were claims that Raniere, 57, would put a rotating group of 15 to 20 women on ‘strict diets’ as he preferred them thin. He is said to have won their silence over his dealings with him by threatening to use ‘collateral’ against them, such as naked pictures or damaging information about their families and friends. He is also accused of branding the women’s groin regions with his initials, burning them with a cauterizing pen and telling them to ‘think of [their] master’. Prosecutors said on Friday: ‘Under the guise of female empowerment, [Mack] starved women until they fit her codefendant’s sexual ideal, and she targeted vulnerable women.’ German-born Mack, who was described as looking gaunt in the courtroom, is thought herself to be one of Raniere’s former slaves. Her former Smallville co-star Kristin Kreuk was also forced to deny in March that she was a recruiter for Raniere. The hit US TV series, broadcast on Channel 4, finished in 2011. Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 9 WORDS WHALE US... ORCAS SPOTTED IN CLYDE Rubbish end to heatwave by RACHEL MCDERMOTT A BLAST of warm weather has left a city’s residents hot under the collar after sunseekers left mountains of trash behind. Litter was strewn across parks and punts in Cambridge, where hundreds headed outdoors to enjoy scorching temperatures over the weekend. Local Joyce Phillips, 49, said: ‘I understand people want to go out and have a good time in the sunshine, but I don’t know why they can’t clear up after themselves.’ Discarded meat packaging and used disposable barbecues were among the BRITAIN’S gardeners face an invasion of sex-mad cannibal slugs from the Costa del Sol. Millions of the pests, called Arion vulgaris, are believed to have arrived here on imported salad leaves. As well as eating crops, the six-inch creatures – immune to slug pellets – eat dead mice, dog mess and each other. And, breeding at twice the rate of our slugs, they are mating with native species to create ‘superslugs’. items dumped. Surveyor Tim Price, 53, said: ‘I walk my dog through these areas and she is drawn to the smells the packaging gives off. Just think what other wildlife and vermin they attract.’ Cambridge was not the only city to fall victim to litter louts as temperatures in Britain soared higher than in Barcelona, Athens and Los Angeles. James Dean Bradfield – lead singer of rock band Manic Street Preachers – was spotted helping clear up a rubbishblighted park in Cardiff.. However, the problem is likely to be short-lived. After recent 29C highs, weather experts predict temperatures will plunge to a chilly 15C this week with possible snow on northern hills. What a waste: Scorching sunshine led to piles of rubbish in Cambridge SWNS Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 11 Tributes to DJ Avicii – last seen partying with his pals in Oman MUSCAT HILLS/INSTAGRAM Outpouring of grief: Fans in Stockholm gather to mourn the Swedish star REX Health issues: DJ Avicii, pictured centre, on a boat before he was found dead A FINAL picture of tragic DJ Avicii has emerged of him partying on a boat with a drink in his hand hours before he died aged 28. The Swedish DJ looked relaxed with pals as he took in the waters off Oman in the Middle East, hours before he was found dead in the capital Muscat on Friday. Local police said his death was not being treated a suspicious. The Hey Brother musician had been candid about his health woes in recent years, revealing he had acute pancreatitis due in part to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. Fans gathered in Stockholm and many more round the world paid homage, with his music sales up ‘He is in a better place’... tributes as Mini-Me star dies by ANDREI HARMSWORTH HOLLYWOOD star Mike Myers led the tributes to actor Verne Troyer who has died aged 49. Troyer starred opposite Myers, playing his arch nemesis MiniMe in the hugely successful Austin Powers trilogy. In a statement on Twitter, Meyers, 54, said: ‘Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honour of working with him. It is a sad day, but I hope he’s in a better place. He will be greatly missed.’ His touching tribute came after Troyer’s team revealed the 2ft 8in former Celebrity Big Brother star’s death on Saturday. ‘It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,’ it said. ‘Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he’s struggled and won but unfortunately this time was too much.’ The statement continued: ‘During this recent time of adversity he was baptised while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately. ‘Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know Powers and the glory: Verne Troyer and Mike Myers in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.’ Earlier this month, Troyer was taken to A&E in LA and treated for alcohol poisoning after staff were told he was ‘drunk and suicidal’ in a 911 call. Troyer, who also starred in Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, posted on Instagram last year: ‘I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.’ Rappers Vanilla Ice and Ludacris and actress Marlee Matlin were among stars who also posted tributes. 6,000 per cent in America alone following news of his death. The star, real name Tim Bergling, had been about to release new music. Geffen Records’ Neil Johnson said: ‘We were working on it and it was his best music in years, honestly. He was so inspired. He was so psyched.’ Stars paid homage, including fellow DJ Kygo at Coachella in California, who played the star’s 2017 hit Without You to a backdrop of Avicii portraits. Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 13 WORLD BITES Sick salute: The neoNazis raise their arms to mark Adolf Hitler’s birthday as a swastika burns n A BUST of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius has been found in Egypt. It was discovered in the Temple of Kom Ombo in the city of Aswan, the antiquities ministry said. n NABI TAJIMA, the world’s oldest person, has died aged 117. The mother of nine, who is said to have 160 descendants, passed away in Kikai, Japan, on Saturday. PICTURES: GETTY n PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron will today give Donald Trump a sapling from Belleau Wood in France, where 2,000 US troops died in World War I, when they meet in Washington. Burning hate on display at US Nazi rally NEO-Nazis burned a swastika and raised their arms in salute after a rally in the US to mark Adolf Hitler’s birthday. Members of the National Socialist Movement gathered in a field and torched wooden swastikas in scenes similar to other white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. It took place about 50 miles away from Newnan, Georgia, where officials had permitted a rally to go ahead. Despite attracting hundreds of antifascist protesters, the rally on Saturday passed peacefully in the town, which is about 40 miles west of Atlanta. Fences and armed police kept about two dozen neo-Nazis apart from protesters as an estimated 400 officers barricaded the streets. At least ten people were arrested but there were no reports of injuries. The Atlanta Antifa and other counter- by JOEL TAYLOR protesters organised their own rally to start earlier and outnumber the white nationalist group and challenge their beliefs. Protesters carrying anti-fascist signs were seen armed with guns. Footage showed that some were arrested after refusing to take off masks. Citizens are allowed to carry a weapon in public under Georgia law, but they are not allowed to wear a mask. A law passed in 1951 to help unmask Ku Klux Klan members makes it illegal to wear anything to conceal the face. City officials said in a statement: ‘Newnan has a responsibility to protect free speech rights, the individuals and groups that chose to exercise those rights and the broader community in which those rights may be exercised.’ Dark side: National Socialist members in a field in west Georgia after the rally ‘Naked’ gunman kills four in US restaurant shooting A GUNMAN killed four diners in a restaurant and injured two others then fled the scene naked. The shooter was wearing only a jacket when he entered a Waffle House diner in Nashville, Tennessee, and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle. He was stopped by a diner who wrestled the gun from him and threw it over the counter. As the gunman ran away he took off his jacket. Memphis Police tweeted: ‘Gunman shed his coat and is nude.’ Officers hunting the man named Travis Reinking as a person of interest. A truck driven to the restaurant was Manhunt: Travis Reinking was named as a suspect by US police registered in his name. Spokesman Don Aaron said the 29-year-old is known by police to have an interest in firearms. Praising the hero diner, he said: ‘No doubt he saved many lives.’ Mayor David Briley called the shooting ‘a tragic day’ for the city. 14 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 When Adele left a pal rolling in the creeps A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S RUMOUR HAS IT Adele was a real prankster back in the day after giving her former schoolmate a fright. The superstar’s backing singer Kelli-Leigh, who went to The Brit School with Adele, said there were plenty of high jinks when they toured for a FANCY year and half together in 2011. making ‘I have a proper phobia of spiders and waves at Adele caught wind of that,’ she Boardmasters? We’ve TWO exclusively told Guilty Pleasures. pairs of weekend camping Describing how the singer went off tickets for the Newquay festival and found lots of little black blobs, from August 8-12, headlined by Kelli-Leigh added: ‘It was all quiet in George Ezra, Craig David and i our make-up, getting ready for the the dressing room. We were doing Years & Years. Follow @Metro_ ” show. She came in, chucked [them] on me and screamed, “Spiders! Showbiz and tweet us with at ‘I obviously freaked the F out, “Get it off me!” You couldn’t be mad #MetroBoardmasters by her because she was my boss at the time.’ Now, stepping into the 4pm today. Travel not Be spotlight, Kelli-Leigh, 32, recently released a single, Do You Wanna included. Usual summer. this Festival sters Boardma the at appearing is Loved Like This? and rules apply. WIN s The drinks binge that turned me so Green... Grow up? Not me, says Professor P fortunate because it’s selfish,’ he said. RO GREEN feels that two benefits of his fame are not ‘When you write music, unless you’re one of the six writers in a room being forced to grow up – writing a One Direction song, you or stoop to writing massdon’t go into the studio with the market songs. a The Hackney rapper says that while thought that, “Oh, I’m gonna sell lot”. You basically go in to work on his City mates beaver away, he can something that reflects how you feel kick back and stay young forever – at that moment.’ for example enjoying the odd messy As for off-duty fun and games, he drinking session without having to told Rollacoaster magazine: ‘I haven’t worry about a 9am desk job. got much of a tolerance towards The Read All About It singer, 34, alcohol because I don’t really drink explained: ‘I see my friends who are any more. And then on Sunday my in City jobs and stuff and, I don’t brother stayed and one glass of know, they seem like adults! wine turned into a couple of ‘It’s weird because I’m one of bottles of red wine which the few people who really can turned into about six Oldafford the ability to not grow up.’ Fashioneds which turned The Professor’s solo success into me and my Mrs also means he doesn’t have to [thought to be his capitulate to commercial ex-girlfriend pressures in the Fae Williams] music biz. taking turns ‘To be able praying to the to support porcelain god.’ apper over the crapper: myself Read the full ofessor was ‘praying to o throughout that interview in whole time on e porcelain god’ Rollacoaster, the back of a RTEK SZMIGULSKI/ROLLACOASTER out today. hobby is really 4-0 result gets Ed down and shirty NOT even a goodluck kiss could save Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn from sporting misery when they watched Ipswich Town. The couple, both wearing wedding bands, were in their home side’s shirts for Saturday’s Championship clash with Aston Villa – The where the Midlands team romped to a 4-0 win. Still, that didn’t stop them feeling the love as Ed, 27, kissed and cuddled Cherry in the stands. He says they wear the wedding rings so no one will know when they have tied the knot. Record royalties: Page 22 » Gutter Weller well! It’s Martin’s crush Eminem marks ten years sober Jamie’s Bolt from the blue MARTIN FREEMAN admits he used to fancy Paul Weller, saying many people ‘had a crush on Paul at some point, no matter how gay or straight we are’. EMINEM is celebrating a decade of being dried out. Posting a snap of his AA sobriety coin, the rapper, 45, wrote: ‘Celebrated my 10 years yesterday.’ JAMIE REDKNAPP will struggle to keep up when he returns to football for Soccer Aid on June 10... Usain Bolt will be facing him on the opposing team. Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 15 with ith Tom T Sti hb Stichbury @Metro_Showbiz It’s my first romance with no admits Gwyn intimacy issues,, a CHRIS MARTIN won’t be thanking his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow after she said her new relationship is the first with no intimacy issues. Gwynnie, 45, said to have wed Brad Falchuk earlier this month, over-shared on the pitfalls of her past romances. ‘In the past, I’ve been in relationships with men who had intimacy issues,’ she told Style magazine. ‘In a way, some of the relationships were designed to keep me out of intimacy. Now, for the first time, I feel I m in an adult relationship that is sometimes uncomfortable, because he demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven’t been held to before.’ Jason’s there, Especially For You AT LEAST Kylie Minogue – who admitted she was ‘deluded’ about her failed engagement to toyboy Joshua Sasse – can still bend the ear of her old flame Jason Donovan. pair had a 1988 hit The p SISTERS BEYONCÉ BACK AF TER STAGE TUMBLE IT WASN’T only Beyonc é’s fans who were floored by her second Coachella showstopp er. Turning the set into a family affair, Beyoncé’s dance-off with her sister Solange didn’t quite go according to plan. When she lifted 31-yea Solange into the air, the r-old tumbled over on to the y both siblings got up, laughe stage. The d it off and carried on. Beyoncé’s 48-year-o ld – who famously scuffle hubby JAY-Z Solange in a hotel lift d with in 2014 – also joined her on stage for a duet at the weekend. Dressed in candy pin k, 36, and her 100 dancer Queen Bey, s and band lit up the California des ert time. Fans fearing the for a second y had missed out on last weekend’s Destiny’s Child reunion were del igh Kelly Rowland and Mic ted when helle Williams bowled up for anothe r Fierce showing with their exbandmate. with Especially For You, and Jase says they are still in WhatsApp contact. ‘We have different lives, but when we come together there’s a lot of saying, “Wow, what happened there?”’ said Jason, who at 49 is the same age as his Neighbours co-star. ’s in control Strip’n’tux... Janelle sed in suits because of Brought to their Desti-knees: Bey on stage with Solange and JAY-Z GETTY JANELLE MONÁE explained why she gets suited and booted – and it’s not because she’s a prude. Showing off her style in Fault r magazine, the 32-year-old singe and Moonlight actress said: r ‘People used me to shame othe women who wore clothes which showed skin. They thought I was dres sa respectability politics, but that’ en lie. I’ve always been about wom being in control of their narrative and their bodies. If the whole world were wearing suits and tuxedos, I’d be naked!’ See the full interview in the new issue of Fault. 16 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 GOOD DEED FEED THANK you to Laura, Joanne and everyone else who helped when I fell at Cowcaddens Subway station last Wednesday, especially the kind soul who retrieved my glasses. Caroline, Glasgow THANKS to all on the 5.17pm Glasgow to Larkhall on Wednesday who tried to protect me and my bump on the packed train. I finally got a seat! Lauren, Glasgow HUGE thanks to Bobby at customer services at Charing Cross station for buying me a hot choc and train ticket home when my wallet got stolen while shopping – thought I’d be walking miles to get home to my family! Hannah THANKS to Debbie, who bought my food shopping for me when I had run out of cash in Tesco in Southam. I hope I would do likewise! Anon THANK you to the vaping gent who created distance between me and an older man trying to move closer to me at a bus stop last Tuesday. You kept an eye on him on the bus too! B, Barnehurst Start your text with the word DEED followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies Talk METRO S E N D U S Y OU R VIE W S START a text with VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies. Or EMAIL mail@ ukmetro.co.uk Helpline for Views, Rush-Hour Crush and Good Deed Feed: 020 3615 0600. Full T&Cs on metro.co.uk/terms Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation Charles is ideal for the Commonwealth But Harry’s young and would be a good leader n The Queen’s decision to pass the baton of head of the Commonwealth to Prince Charles seems sensible (Metro, Fri). This role is best retained by royalty. Charles is likely to respect the Queen’s long dedication to the Commonwealth. A non-royal in this role is likely to require additional funding and be more open to corruption. Yvonne, London n The royals are loved all over the world, whether the Labour Party likes it or not. The royals are taught to lead from birth and Charles should be the next Commonwealth leader. Anon n Well done Her Majesty, your son Charles is the perfect choice as head of the Commonwealth! He will serve his duties with great loyalty! Barbara Steve, Battersea Baton passing: g The Metro on Friday doubt she took the opportunity to check their papers and remind them that they face arrest if they linger in the UK after the meeting. Marcus, North Shields n Charles is no leader and does not deserve the title, although Prince Harry is a different story. There is a man who would do great in that role. Anon n The Commonwealth should always be led by the reigning monarch. The monarchy is the fabric and bond of the Commonwealth with its rich history and diversity. It is impartial, non-political and the common denominator in all member states. Long live the Queen! Mark, Berkshire n Charles is not suitable. Lives with his head in the clouds. Anon n I think Charles is an ideal candidate. I don’t believe we should ‘break from the days when the member nations were British colonies’. It is what it is and we as a country, having profited from these nations and populated some of them in the past, should be responsible for them. I hope that a terrible situation like the Windrush debacle never ever happens again. John, Abergavenny n We need a younger person with youth and vitality. Prince William or Harry. John Mould, Leicestershire n Good to see Theresa May hobnobbing with the Commonwealth leaders. No n Harry would be my choice. Charles is not worthy; he is a man who made a joke of the role of being a faithful husband and then married a divorced woman! Janice Whitehead n Surely I am not alone in thinking the word nepotism? John Nightingale, South Redbridge n The Commonwealth leaders photo showed the lack of equality – women are 50 per cent of the population yet only seven out of 53 leaders are female. Wow. Sarah, Edinburgh RUSH-HOU R C RU SH LOVE is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter cupids. Are they talking about you? Don’t forget to tell us if you get together! TALLISH handsome guy with a ginger beard and jumper. We’ve smiled across a Tube carriage at Vauxhall twice now! Wine? Slim Brunette With A Long Fringe GUY on the train from Fenchurch Street station last Tuesday in a suit with a pink shirt and pink socks. Thank you for opening the train door without me asking. Coffee? Ryan TALL, broad guy with short brown hair in grey/green leather jacket. You brushed up against me on the Northern line between Stockwell and Kennington. We made eye contact. Wish I got your number but my heart was racing. Blue Jumper Guy LADY with new tattoo who got off at Farnborough. Convince me to get a tat? Dude With Mac, Basingstoke TALL African girl on Jubilee line on Friday April 13, you got off at London Bridge. We were both in black. You had a long black coat, boots and a small top. We exchanged looks. Guy With Black And Gold Glasses Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 17 AND ANOTHER THING... n So Onslow St Audrey’s is charging 5p for a plastic cup so children can drink water (Metro, Fri). Has it not occurred to the head that the school should be setting an example? Far better to have free glasses or ceramic mugs that can be used repeatedly Ben, London for years. n Charging 5p a cup to persuade students to bring in containers is ridiculous. These would be carried in dirty school bags with sweaty gym kits covered in mud and germs from a playing field. Paul Grant Evergreen: Kylie Minogue performs at the Royal Albert Hall concert on Saturday to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday ANDREW PARSONS/PA KYLIE STILL FANTASTIC AS SHE NEARS 50 n Doesn’t Kylie Minogue look fabulous as she approaches 50? And all Jim, Edinburgh natural too. Puts a lot of women half her age to shame. Is the quiet zone sacred? n Edward from Solihull (MetroTalk, Fri), I just asked a woman shouting down her phone if she realised it was a quiet zone and she said she did. After the usual sarcastic comments to the person she was talking to about me, she hung up. It’s pure ignorance. Pete, Essex n The 5.01pm train from Fenchurch Street on Friday. Yes, I was in the quiet zone when I took an urgent call from my sick daughter, which I told you when you had a go at me. You told me go to another carriage. I hope when you or your family are taken ill you get the same treatment. Lisa, Essex TO the brunette with blue eyes last Monday around 1.25pm. I was in a brown leather jacket and we looked at each other firmly as we walked in opposite directions across Parliament Street near Westminster Bridge Road. Tea or coffee? Angelo, Bermondsey THE gent in the firefighter uniform on the Euston to Watford Overground, I spilled my coffee on your shirt and you offered to buy me a new one. Meet up and let me return the favour? The Lady In Red BROWN hair guy with grey hood and rucksack on the Victoria station n Edward, try a different mindset. These people used to wind me up but now I pity them for being uneducated village idiots, and now see them in a different light! Fred, Hampshire n If I have to listen to the annoying ‘Times are changing’ message on Southeastern trains once more, I will not be responsible for my actions. Chris, Kent n Just a month ago, I found out about the May 20 Govia Thameslink timetable changes in a bus shelter ad. Obviously, the first port of call for rail passengers. Graeme, London escalator on Sunday, April 15, around 6pm. You said I looked lovely. I should’ve said you looked lovely too. Coffee? Green(ish) Hair, Red Top With Flowers, Red Clutch, Brazilian (you asked me where I was from) WE both got on at Canada Water Overground on the evening of Sunday April 15. You’re the guy with curly red/blonde hair. We made eye contact, there were sparks. I got off at New Cross, smiling at you. Tall Black Woman With Fab Locks Text CRUSH followed by your Rush-Hour Crush, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies n So we need a new name for Asperger’s (MetroTalk, Fri)? There is one – autistic spectrum disorder or ASD. Instead of disorder, ‘condition’ would be better, but it beats Asperger’s, especially given recent news. Describing how well a person functions needs to end too – responsibility should not all be on the autistic person to function but also on society to adapt to us. Katie, Manchester n I think that councils should be penalised for trying to save money through inadequate refuse collection. In Newcastle upon Tyne, within the past year, 150 public litter bins have been removed and household collection has been reduced to fortnightly, leading to rubbish being dumped Eva Maria Kania everywhere. n In response to Mike from Cardiff (MetroTalk, Thu) who criticised boss Tim Martin’s decision to axe Wetherspoon’s social media because booze is also addictive. You normally sit and talk in a pub, not just stare at a personal screen. Chris Barker, Marden 60 18 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 There’s a song about your cancer treatment on the album… Yes, it’s a song we’ve been doing since the 1970s called Sling Your Hook but I’ve written a new verse – it suited my situation with the cancer. I’ve had treatment for cancer of the oesophagus, chemotherapy and You worked with 1960s radiotherapy. I have check-ups producer Joe Meek, who every three months. I feel killed his landlady strong, I can play the then shot himself. piano, do gigs and my What was he like? voice feels stronger than He was an eccentric Musical other half: character but he had it did years ago. Dave Peacock SECONDSwith CHAS HODGES The piano-playing half of Chas & Dave, 74, on how hit song Rabbit woke a boy from a coma and being groped by a killer producer amazing technical ideas. His studio was in three storeys over a leather shop on the Holloway Road. Did he ever threaten to shoot you? No. He groped me one afternoon. I said, ‘No thank you, Joe.’ I suppose he thought he’d have a go but he was all right after that. He could lose his temper. He’d once bought an expensive new microphone and one of the band accidentally knocked it over when we were going into the studio. He came in from the booth and started shouting ‘F*** off, the lot of you’, so we f***ed off because he was kicking tape spools over, throwing anything he could get his hands on. It was a bit over the top. What happened? They got me to ring him because I was the only one who could talk to him. I apologised about the microphone but he said it wasn’t because of that – he thought we’d messed up a recording session with his singer Heinz Burt the night before by deliberately playing in the wrong key. We’d been known to play tricks, like when Ritchie Blackmore put a condom in Joe’s coffee but we’d never ruin a session. Would your hit Rabbit be considered sexist today? It was just a bit of fun. It was about a girl who had everything going for her but would talk at all the wrong times. We got a few feminists on our backs. We were doing it live at a university for Radio 1 but the producer told us to do a We were doing Rabbit live at a university but were told to do a pre-recorded version in case the feminists stormed the show PA WIRE What can people expect from your new album? It’s half self-penned songs and half obscure songs we’ve made our own over the years. It’s the first album we’ve produced for 30 years. response from him. There was a letter in the paper saying the feminists are saying how terrible Rabbit is but it’s brought a boy out of a coma. So think on that. The Duchess of Cornwall is a fan of your work. Anyone else unexpected? The first one was Princess Margaret. We did the Royal Variety Performance in the 1980s and went to the bar for a beer afterwards and we walked past her table. She put her hand up and motioned us over in her regal manner. What else could we do? She made us sit beside her – she talked about the old music hall days and asked us to play certain songs. She said, ‘I learned that from my grandmother, she loved the music halls.’ She meant Queen Mary. She said she’d been a fan of ours since she first heard us. pre-recorded version as well just in case the feminists stormed the show. We turned up in the afternoon and there were even a few blokes shouting, ‘You sexist bastards.’ We went over the pub and there were girls in there with banners about ‘women are equal’ and all that. I thought, ‘It’s only a fun little song kids will like.’ The majority of people who bought Rabbit were little kids who thought it was about actual rabbits and blokes who wanted us to sign copies for their mothers-in-law. .Chas & Dave fan:. And Camilla? That was at the Royal Variety .Princess Margaret. we did a few years ago. She How did it go in the end? said we reminded her of parties she There were 700 students in the used to go to years ago. ‘We always had audience, we did Rabbit and we got the Chas & Dave on,’ she said. Charles biggest cheer you’ve ever heard. There said: ‘You should have been on longer.’ was no trouble. We went back to the I’d go along with that as well. pub and there were still a few girls with their banners who gave us a wave, so ANDREW WILLIAMS they can’t have been that upset. A few weeks later we went to see a young Chas & Dave’s new album boy in a coma who was a Chas & Dave A Little Bit Of Us is out now. For UK tour dates, see chasndave.com fan – we did a bit of Rabbit and got a Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 19 IN BRIEF Few on board: The specially adapted Spitfire flying over The Needles lighthouse on the Isle of Wight Hayfever ‘forces 1 in 5 off work’ ONE in five hayfever sufferers have taken time off work due to their allergy, a study finds. Four in ten people have struggled to do their job because of symptoms that include headaches, blocked sinuses, shortness of breath and itchy watering eyes. Well Pharmacy commissioned the study of 1,660 sufferers for Allergy Awareness Week, which begins today. Spear man hunted for lions... in Kent A MAN brandishing a 3ft-long spear said he needed it to ‘fend off lions’, a court heard. Adam Haber was also armed with a knife when arrested in Sheerness, Kent, in September last year. The 20-year-old, of Canterbury, admitted possessing offensive weapons and was last week handed a suspended five-month jail term by Maidstone crown court. Spitfire pilot sets sights on solving proposal mystery by ADAM BENNETT A SPITFIRE pilot has flown into detective mode after spotting a giant marriage proposal on a hill. Dave Ratcliffe saw the romantic gesture – 20ft letters saying ‘marry me’ – as he steered a restored World War II fighter above the South Downs National Park near Chichester, West Sussex, last week. Now the 56-year-old is trying to track down the sky-crossed lovers, as he thinks one might be a local pilot and he wants to know if the proposal was successful. Mr Ratcliffe, who flies for Boultbee Flight Academy at Goodwood Aerodome, said: ‘This is the first time I’ve seen one while flying a Spitfire. It’s such a nice thing to do, but we have not got a clue who it Mystery: The proposal in West Sussex is only visible from the air might have been. Let’s hope she said “yes”. I would love to find out that she said “yes”.’ Mr Ratcliffe, who works for the world’s first Spitfire training school, SWNS flies around 600 people every year. Dedicated to keeping the historic plane in the skies, the company has adapted the fighter plane into a twoseater to take passengers. I had a ferry bad night sleeping in a bin A rubbish sleep: Monty Phillips slept in a grit bin in Gourock CASCADE A FERRY passenger spent the night sheltering in a grit bin after the last boat home was cancelled due to bad weather. Monty Phillips, from Dunoon, said Argyll Ferries staff would not let her stay in its terminal at Gourock on the River Clyde. The 49-year-old said: ‘I was starting to get really cold, there was nowhere I could sit that was keeping the wind off me. It was a case of finding somewhere to rest. ‘It was a long and uncomfortable night until 6am. I didn’t get any sleep at all – I was too scared and too cold.’ Argyll Ferries said its staff tried to help but ‘all offers of assistance were refused’. 20 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Heads hurt and bodies pile up in this Westworld of pain W HEN did watching TV have to make your head hurt? Joining the evergrowing list of dramas that play out as an unholy marriage of philosophy seminars and graphic novels (The City And The City, Altered Carbon, American Gods), sci-fi computer game fantasy horror Westworld returns with the question ‘have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?’ I did – several times – as the first episode of the new series shortcircuited my brain at 2am. It’s a fine line between brilliance and bamboozling bafflement and while the recently-returned Legion, for all its surreal flights of fancy, stays just the right side, Westworld frequently bounces over into wanton weirdness. To paraphrase Talking Heads classic Psycho Killer, it talks a lot but it doesn’t really say anything. Comfortably cocooned in its own cult niche, Westworld plays it cool and clever, but it crucially lacks heart. Who or what are we rooting for here? On the upside Wild Westworld: REVIEW Westworld Sky Atlantic HHH by KEITH WATSON it looks great, a futuristic Wild West galloping across the scene in high definition. And any show which has Thandie Newton (pictured) as a badass is going to score bonus points. But while the message is intended as a cautionary tale about the dehumanising nature of a computerdriven society, the staggeringly high body count, corpses piling up with casual abandon, simply comes off as a gratuitous glorification of violence. I’ve got a pretty high gore level, but even my stomach churned – try playing a Westworld drinking game, a slug of bourbon for each dead body, and you’ll be out for the count by the first ad break. Yes, Westworld expertly evokes a sense of bleak alienation. But you can get that from Coronation Street: and at least you’ll know what’s going on. Archaeologists dig heels in over Stonehenge tunnel by EMILY BEAMENT TOP archaeologists have cried foul over plans for a road tunnel near Stonehenge. The group of 22 experts warned that the plan to move an A-road underground would destroy important archaeological remains. The tunnel, part of the £1.6billion upgrade of the A303 in Wiltshire, aims to restore the tranquil setting of the stone circle and reconnect the landscape. A new dual carriageway is planned to closely follow the existing A303, with tunnel entrances within the World Heritage Site. But the academics said the tunnel’s western entrance would damage Stone Age burial monuments known as long barrows, and the new road would cut across a settlement dating from the building of the stone circle. The eastern entrance and a proposed flyover could affect groundwater conditions that would harm important hunter-gather remains at Blick Mead about a mile away. The archaeologists said techniques were radically changing and new and astonishing finds were Far-reaching views: Experts say Stonehenge is a whole landscape being made. ‘The A303 proposal is a sad and retrograde step,’ they said. ‘Instead of respecting the World Heritage Site as defining the area to be protected, it recognises only the land which is visible from the stones themselves. ‘We have come to understand that Stonehenge is a whole landscape extending to the horizon in most directions and even beyond.’ They PA called for the tunnel to be much longer or the road to be routed to the south of the site. Prof David Jacques, who has led the work on the Blick Mead site, said it was ‘is starting to tell us the story of the earliest phases of occupation in Britain and the Stonehenge landscape after the Ice Age’. He said: ‘If we damage it, that story will never be told.’ Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 21 IN BRIEF Suicide blast hits Kabul voter centre A DAESH suicide bomber killed at least 57 people at a voter registration centre in Kabul yesterday. Another 119 people were wounded as they gathered to receive national identification cards ahead of parliamentary elections in October. Five small children and 21 women among the dead. The explosion shattered windows several miles away across Afghanistan’s capital. Daesh claimed responsibility, saying it had targeted shia ‘apostates’. Catholics warned: Don’t troll bishops CATHOLIC leaders have called for their congregations to keep in line with church teaching and stop trolling bishops on social media. The leaders of the Maronite Catholic Church in Lebanon made the plea. They said websites must not be used to brand clergy ‘heretics’, or insult them with other terms that ‘violate their dignity’. ‘Ecclesiastical laws require respect for church ecclesiastical authority,’ said Cardinal Bechara Boutros Raï. 17 killed in dragon boats river tragedy SEVENTEEN people died when two dragon boats capsized in southern China. The two crews were training for a race on the Taohua River in the city of Guilin, capital of Guangxi region, when the accident happened. It was not immediately clear what caused the boats to capsize. The fire department said search efforts ended late on Saturday evening. A total of 60 people went into the water. Two people who organised the training session have been detained. Unrest: Demonstrators, many of them students, have been caught in violent clashes with Nicaraguan riot police over social security reforms AFP SHOT DEAD ON FACEBOOK LIVE Journalist was reporting on Nicaraguan protests JOURNALIST Angel Gahona was shot dead on Facebook Live as he reported on violent protests in Nicaragua. A gunshot can be heard as he held up his phone to film the scene in Bluefields. He then slumped to the ground. Voices cried out his name and someone pressed a cloth to his bleeding head. Fellow journalist Ileana Lacayo confirmed Mr Gahona died before reaching hospital. At least 25 other people have been by PETER ORSI killed since Wednesday in escalating unrest over social security reforms planned by president Daniel Ortega’s government, according to human rights group Cenidh. Footage shot by Mr Gahona showed riot police advancing up a street. The source of the gunshot could not be seen but La Prensa newspaper stated police were the only ones with guns. Last night, Mr Ortega announced during a national TV broadcast that the planned reforms had been cancelled. In an attempt to end one of the biggest crises in his country’s history, he said the social security board had voted to revoke the measures that were approved last week. But protester Mauri Hernandez said: ‘There have been dead, wounded, and he does not even apologise for his killings,’ adding Mr Ortega ‘must go’. Killed: Angel Gahona was reporting 22 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Outnumbered by robots in 2048 Singing all the way to the bank: Ed Sheeran and Adele were among artists to benefit as online payments boosted royalties PA/GETTY ROBOTS’ world ‘takeover’ will come nearly 20 years after the date predicted in the box-office hit film Terminator, experts say. In James Cameron’s 1984 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured) robots were a dominant force by 2029. But Dr Ian Pearson, a fellow of the British Computer Society and the Royal Society of Arts, forecasts that robot domination will take until 2048 when there will be 9.4billion of them alongside a human population of 9billion. The scientist, who prides himself on an 85 per cent success rate in his predictions, said: ‘By 2028, some robots will be starting to feel genuine emotions.’ In a poll by Now TV, six in ten Brits said the rise of robots was a ‘threat to humanity’. A royalties record for Ed & Adele ADELE and Ed Sheeran were among UK musicians who shared a record £605million in royalties last year. Performing Rights Society, The Perform which represeents 2million artists worldwide, paaid £77.5million more to its 1330,000 UK members than in 2016. heeran, Adele and Tours by Sh Little Mix booosted the figures. In total, royaltiees for 6.6trillion performancess – from downloads d TV broadcasts – live gigs and re collecteed last year. The bigggest leap came from usic played online – up 53 nt to £122.9million r cen anks to new licensing als. But PRS boss oobert Ashcroft said was critical it ontinues to ensure fair remuneration or members’ works digital music nd latforrms’. Restaurant chiefs i pay out £192m to keep firms afloat by DOMINIC YEATMAN RESTAURANT owners are increasingly being forced to dip into their own pockets to keep businesses afloat, new research shows. Directors loaned £192million to their restaurants last year – up 50 per cent on 2016, and double the amount paid five years ago. Analysts blame poor consumer confidence and higher food prices for a spike in the number of restaurant closures. The research comes weeks after Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian chain closed a dozen branches in a bid to service debts of £70million. The Italian restaurant chain Strada is shutting 11 branches, and burger restaurant Byron could close a third of its 97 branches. Gordon Ramsay Holdings owes directors £10.5million. The report says chains are struggling USINESS BITES n THE Beast from the East has chilled economic growth, data will show this week. Experts at the EY ITEM Club predict gross domestic product has grown an ‘uninspiring’ 0.2 per cent in the first 12 weeks of this year. Food for thought: Burger chain Byron is shutting branches. (Inset) Gordon Ramsay runs a string of restaurants GETTY to access conventional sources of finance. ‘Recent news about some larger chains’ finances could have made banks even more cautious when deciding whether to lend to businesses,’ said Conrad Ford of Funding Options. He said businesses are still suffering from the Brexit referendum result, n CONSUMER confidence rose in the first quarter but people’s perceptions remain negative. The Deloitte Consumer Tracker was minus six per cent, up one point on the final quarter of 2017. which caused sterling to dip and the price of food imports to jump. The majority of loans are from directors running small and medium-sized restaurants, and continued Brexit pessimism could make the situation worse, he said. ‘It is crucial that directors and business owners who struggle to access bank lending are aware of alternative funding options available, instead of having to put their own cash back into businesses,’ he added. TOURIST RATES Australia (A$)......................................................1.73 Canada (C$)........................................................1.69 Euro (€)................................................................1.09 New Zealand (N$)..............................................1.81 Poland (zloty).....................................................4.17 Singapore ($) .....................................................1.72 South Africa (rand)...........................................15.82 US ($)....................................................................1.34 Escape Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 23 WHAT A CAREY ON u r u rban g FIND HER IN THE HIGHLANDS Yo u id e Travel | Culture | Adventure The hostel that’s fit for a diva Page 27 » TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR An in-vogue filming destination, Edinburgh is also one of the coolest staycation city breaks, says Richard Mellor FROM HOLLYWOOD TO HOLYROOD ‘E DINBURGH is the new Hollywood!’ declares Andy The Highlander – and as a regular in the hit show Outlander, he does have a point. For among the TV shows and movies to have recently been filmed around Scotland’s handsome capital are Avengers: Infinity War, T2 Trainspotting and forthcoming bigbudget Netflix show Outlaw King, about Robert The Bruce. Then there’s Outlander, the hit TV series in which Andy (Andrew McAlindon) – an electrician turned actor – appeared before he started doing tours of locations. Dressed in a kilt and Balmoral bonnet, Andy is today focusing on another Edinburgh-set picture – leads. .Great Scot: Andy The Highlander (left) oodhouse. Holyr Of e Palac The .location tours. Above: the blockbuster Mary Queen Of Scots, in which Saoirse Ronan plays the mysterious monarch and Margot Robbie her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Written by House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon, it’s due out in December. My upmarket hotel, Dunstane House, is offering two- or three-night ‘Mary Queen Of Scots getaways’ escorted by Andy (from £480 B&B, with dinner and afternoon tea, Continued on Page 24 » OTH E R S U M M E R STAYCATI O N WE E K E N D S Cornwall Newcastle & Gateshead Isle of Wight Colwith Farm Distillery (colwithfarmdistillery.co.uk), the county’s first single-estate – or ‘plough to bottle’ – gin and vodka distillery, will offer tasting tours from June, costing £15. Stay at Talland Bay (from £250 B&B, tallandbayhotel. co.uk), which is creating its own blend to mark the occasion. These two play host to the Great Exhibition of the North (Jun 22 to Sep 9, getnorth2018.com), a one-off celebration of northern England taking place over the entire summer that promises Antony Gormley sculpture and original Postman Pat models. Pick your weekend accordingly. Turning 175 this year, Britain’s oldest theme park Blackgang Chine will celebrate with firework parties from July 23 to August 29 (from £22, blackgangchine.com). Stay at Goodleaf Tree Climbing site, which has canopy camping with 15m-high ‘tree tents’ (from £175 B&B, goodleaf.co.uk). 24 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure Perfect setting: On location: The hit television series Outlander Regal: Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots » Continued from Page 23 thedunstane.com). They’re ideal for ‘set-jetting’ die-hards or history buffs wanting to learn more about the turbulent life of Mary, who inherited the Scottish throne when just six days old. Suspected of murdering her second husband and plotting against Elizabeth, she was eventually beheaded on her cousin’s orders. We vroom to sites where Saoirse shot scenes. I tread what is thought to be Mary’s first bedroom VISITSCOTLAND Andy and I vroom to sites where Saoirse and crew shot scenes. The headliner is toffee-coloured Linlithgow Palace, 15 miles west. I tread what is thought to be Mary’s first bedroom and admire the grounds from a turret. Andy’s tailored tours can also include Borthwick Castle, from where Mary fled in disguise. Scottish city with film-star looks Back at Dunstane House’s cosy Ba’ Bar, named after a street-football game played in the Orkney Islands, where owners Shirley and Derek Mowat hail from, I sample a bottle of malty Orkney Blast ale. This new cocktail bar is the result of a six-month renovation of their Streets ahead: Performers entertain crowds on the Royal Mile during the August festival 16-room Victorian townhouse, which is found in the classy West End neighbourhood and has previously housed merchants and newspapermen. Today, its rooms have Jane Churchill peacock-print wallpaper and vintage wardrobes. I also book a two-hour Mini Mack Tour (£125, minimacktours.com) with hilarious brothers Rowan and Andy Mackie, who drive guests around lesser-known sites like Duddingston, a pretty village at whose Sheep Heid Inn (thesheepheid edinburgh.co.uk) – reputedly Scotland’s oldest pub, at 658 years old – Mary played skittles. There’s also a church with a watchtower built to deter 19th-century bodysnatchers. ‘Oh, and that’s the local village idiot,’ grins Andy, pointing at a just-out-ofearshot Rowan. After we near the 820ft summit of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’s extinct volcano and a lusty, two-hour climb on foot, I move on to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia (£16, royalyacht britannia.co.uk), now permanently moored in Edinburgh having served a holidaying Elizabeth II for four decades. In between peering at a collector’s item photo of Liz in trousers – hands up if you’ve ever seen the Queen in trousers – I learn that The Crown’s producers created precise replicas of some of the boat’s rooms for their second series, for scenes then filmed in studios elsewhere. Visitors are advised to book but Classy stay: Dunstane House is a 16-room townhouse especially so during summer, with Edinburgh International Festival (eif.co.uk) and its accompanying Fringe (edfringe.com) co-running from August 3-27, when the city will thrum thrillingly. Crowds permanently clog the Royal Mile, though. The stately road links Edinburgh Castle’s huge, scenic forecourt (£17, edinburghcastle.scot) with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Mary’s home for seven years (£14, royalcollection.org.uk). This is Edinburgh’s Old Town but I prefer the New Town, where the crowds thin and excellent places like brunch specialist Urban Angel take hold. Their peanut butter and maca bowl has me scaling the city’s many slopes with renewed vim (£7.50, urban-angel.co.uk). Everything’s in walking distance, including decadent Dunstane House. Slumping into my suite’s freestanding copper bathtub, I feel like a glamorous film star. And why not? Edinburgh is the new Hollywood, after all. In the mix: The newly renovated hotel features a cocktail bar Returns to Edinburgh from London Gatwick with easyJet start at £54 easyjet.com. For more information see visitscotland.com Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 25 Travel | Culture | Adventure Escape Albania’s a sound choice FOR a hefty dose of both music and Mother Nature, head to the Albanian Riviera in June for the first Kala festival. Four stages will be installed along Dhërmi village’s forested coastline, where you can dance to Todd Terje (left) and The Black Madonna (far left). Then sign up to one of the festival’s excursions: an exploration of the underground passages and caves of Osumi Canyon (above). From £245 including festival ticket, accommodation and transfers, June 20-27, kala.al T he HOT t s i L Albania’s festival first, stylish stays in the USA and New Zealand compiled by LISA SCOTT Go wall out to stay at Auckland airport NAUMI Auckland Airport Hotel does walls well. Behind reception is one of 24-carat gold-leaf, its Paksa restaurant has one lined with doughnuts and its four new Blush rooms have deep pink ones. Inside these femalefocused ‘nests’ are yoga mats, silk bathrobes, organic eye masks and goji berry bath salts. From £153 per night, naumihotels.com Detroit Wurlitzer is worth a whirl DOWNTOWN Detroit’s decaying Wurlitzer Building has now been transformed into The Siren Hotel. The iconic 1926 building that was home to one of the largest music shops in the world now boasts 106 bedrooms, pistachio green tiles, oxblood red doors and a piano karaoke bar called Sid Gold’s Request Room. From £97 per night, thesirenhotel.com On the case for hand luggage HERSCHEL Supply Co, best known for its vintage mountaineering hipster rucksacks, has launched a collection of suitcases for summer. This carry-on Trade model welcomes the warmer months with a cheery ash-rose colour. £140, selfridges.com 26 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure GETTING THERE Easyjet offers return tickets from London Gatwick to Palma from £51, easyjet.com Artistic: Inside the Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden, left, a new hotel for the Mallorcan city Instant Palma’s gonna get you With its artistic pull and growing foodie scene, Mallorca’s capital is the queen of the Balearics, says Tracey Davies Hot beds A host of new boutique hotels is creating a wave of excitement in the Mallorcan capital of Palma. Among them is the new five-star Hotel Mama (from £175, B&B, hotelmama.es), home to floral rooms designed by Parisian go-to interiors man Jacques Grange, a cinema, a Moroccan hammam and spa, and a rooftop pool with views over Le Seu Cathedral. The brighter spring days are perfect for an exploration of pretty Palma, says Cati Crespí, Hotel Mama’s manager, who adds: ‘I’d recommend the Almudaina Palace, a stroll around the Gothic Quarter and dinner at Sadrassana Restaurant Cocteleria [sadrassana.com].’ Later this year, the La Lonja barrio will welcome the Puro Group’s Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden (rates tba, canbordoy. com). The medieval mansion turned chic boutique hotel will have 24 artfilled suites, a secret garden with a pool and an alfresco restaurant. Palma chameleon beauty service that travels to hotels and holiday homes, moved to Palma Catalan surrealist Joan Miró, who from London three years ago. lived most of his life on Mallorca, ‘Santa Catalina has been dubbed held his first solo exhibition here the Notting Hill of Palma,’ she says. in 1970 in Sala Pelaires (free, ‘It attracts a real mix of locals, cool pelaires.com), the island’s oldest creatives and digital nomads, contemporary art gallery. and you’ll find a vegan His home and studio, the café or a vermouth bar, Miró Mallorca Fundació pop-up galleries, (free, miromallorca. vintage shops and com) celebrates its yoga studios on 25th year by every corner.’ reopening Taller Sert The district’s (Sert’s workshop) in evolving dining June. Designed by scene includes friend and architect Vandal (from £37, Josep Lluis Sert, it was Miró’s main studio from .Unfinished: Miró’s. vandalpalma.com), a fine-dining restaurant 1956 until his death in 1983 and is just as he left .studio is as he left it. by Argentine chef Bernabé Caravotta, who hails from it, paint splatters and all. Michelin-starred Mirazur in France You’ll find Miró’s masterpieces and Denmark’s Noma, and serves all over the city, including at Fundación Juan March (free, march. treats like oyster with a vermouth pearl and Japanese roasted eel. es), a gallery in a 17th-century townhouse on Calle Sant Miquel. Oh Catalina West of Avenida Argentina is Santa Catalina, one of Palma’s buzziest # I N STAG RAM I N S P O barrios. It was once an old fishermen’s district, home to salty sea dogs, ropemakers and millers, and still has the remains of old windmills bearing down from its upper levels. Today it bubbles with a cool boho vibe and features a mix of pistachio-coloured shops, hole-in-thewall bars and a creative food scene. Hannah Davies For stylish black-and-white shots of the city, from Popup see @palmaciutat Pamper (popuppamper.com), a Red-light route While Santa Catarina is the centre of Palma’s nightlife, Sa Gerreria, the city’s former red-light district, is becoming gentrified. Locals flock here on Tuesdays for La Ruta Martiana, the ‘route of the Martians’, where 25 or so bars offer tapas or pintxos and a caña (small beer) for less than £2 a pop. It’s also home to Bocalto (tapas from £2, mains from £11, bocalto. com), a bistro serving good tapas and modern Mediterranean plates. For cool late-night tipples head to the speakeasy-style Clandestino Cocktail Club (cocktails from £7, facebook.com) on Carrer de Sant Jaume in Old Town, between Santa Catalina and Sa Gerraria barrios. It serves the most creative cocktails on the island, including the Thelma And Louise, which is made with Tanqueray, Aperol and Lillet Blanc. visitpalma.com Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 27 Travel | Culture | Adventure Barcelona’s Casa Gràcia is the real star of the new Hostelworld advert, says Lisa Scott Escape .Beautifully appointed: . .Casa Gràcia features . .huge windows, a cool . .kitchen (below right) S OMEWHERE between Casa Gràcia’s No Mas Te (no more tea) yoga studio, a clutch of toilets and its Bis bar stands a fibreglass donkey. In place of the donkey’s belly is a tap and a sink – guess where the water drains? – and just under its tail is a hand dryer. I can’t quite picture Mariah Carey waving her manicured hands under an ass’s ass while water drips from its willy but the glamorous pop star recently spent a night in this hostel. Well, sort of. In Hostelworld’s new three-minute ‘even divas are believers’ advert, the singer is mistakenly booked into Casa Gràcia, a 146-room hostel in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighbourhood. ‘I need a beautifully appointed room in a hotel,’ Mariah shouts at her terrified entourage, before being whisked upstairs to a beautifully appointed room and, impressed with her digs, singing karaoke in Bis to her 1995 hit Fantasy. Thanks to Hostelworld, which has also featured Charlie Sheen and 50 Cent in its campaigns, we are reminded that Mariah has a sense of humour and that today’s savvy hostels have more flair than fleas. What the advert doesn’t show is the antique mesh guards on the 1920s lifts, the Eames-style recliner chairs, Catalonia’s trademark vaulted ceilings, a wartime bunker-cum-bar and a plant-piled terrace. The room: Carey stays in a Super Suite, my room for the night. While I’m struck by the Corinthian columns, ornate ceilings and private bathroom, I’m most in love with the huge century-old window now filled with the late evening sun. For a midweek May stay, this spot costs £117 per night. Standard doubles, family rooms and apartments are also available and the fourand six-sleeping dorms start at £27 per night. The tribe: I wake at 4am with a Cava hangover and bumble my way to the vending machines in the teal-tiled dorm kitchen on a water hunt. I brace myself for Saturday-night chaos but instead I’m greeted with a single sober guest sipping free hot chocolate. Later, at breakfast (£14), I’m joined by a young family, solo travellers and small groups. .Crazy ass:.The bathroom. .comes with its own. .donkey-shaped sink. Hostelry on a grand scale Diva believer: Mariah Carey stars in Hostelworld’s new advert Local vibe: These civilised scenes might be due to Casa Gràcia’s position in chichi Gràcia, which has a village-like feel compared with other neighbourhoods. I get lost in its creamy streets and plazas lined with orange trees, vermuterias, independent cinemas and organic cafés. After a slice of pizza in Pizzeria Lucania II (slices from £2.40, Carrer de Terol, 29-33) I take in the Casa Vicens (£14, casavicens. org). The turreted masterpiece and the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí is fit for a queen (or a very rich pop star). hostelworld.com, casagraciabcn.com 28 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure In association with A LIKING FOR VIKINGS Denmark resulted in a best-selling lifestyle guide for Helen Russell. Now it’s inspired her novel T HE sky is higher here. I don’t know how, but it is. Perhaps it’s the lack of pollution, perhaps it’s the fact the land is so flat that you’re afforded a panoramic view wherever you stand. Or perhaps it’s the fact that at 5ft 3in in a land of Vikings, I am a relative Borrower and everything just seems bigger. Either way, the milkyblue sky punctuated with puffy clouds goes on forever in Denmark and visitors often remark that the crisp, clean air makes it feel as though you can really breathe here. I moved to Denmark in 2013 when my husband was offered his dream job working for Lego in Jutland. We flew to Billund, stepping off the plane into an inky-black nothingness – wind-blasted foreheads paralysed by Big freeze: When the cold comes in Denmark, it comes with a vengeance VISIT DENMARK Nordic winters are an endurance test but the weather brings people closer nature’s Botox. All sound was muffled by snow and everywhere we went people shuffled in snow boots and technical outerwear from one hygge hideaway to another. Nordic winters are an endurance test but the weather brings people closer. Vikings had to work together to survive and this impulse remains today. Connections are forged over Danish pastries and pilsner, usually by candlelight (Danes burn the greatest number of wicks per head in the world) and surrounded by effortlessly stylish Danish design. New arrivals are struck by the importance of trust in Denmark, where wrapped-up babies are left outside to sleep in their prams in temperatures of up to -20C. Come springtime, Danes unfurl like the leaves on the beech trees. By summer, it’s light until midnight and Jutlanders take to the beaches for barbecues, more beers and bathing in the mirror-still fjord. The small, green country made up of 406 islands with 4,500 miles of coastline means lucky Danes are never more than 50 miles from the sea. As well as watery pursuits, there’s a wealth of New Nordic cuisine to sample, the best cakes in the world (probably) and, of course, Legoland – a hit with kids of all ages. It’s not a bad life. But there’s also something different about the way Danes think that’s helped them top happiness polls ever since the 1970s. Inspired Dane event: Helen Russell to investigate, I wrote my first book, The Year Of Living Danishly: Uncovering The Secrets Of The World’s Happiest Country, in 2014. That was also the year I gave birth to a mini Viking of my own and it’s been fascinating to watch my son grow up speaking Danish, fuelled by pickled herring on rye. My husband has become a Lego master (our house is a minefield of coloured blocks just waiting to be stepped on) and it turns out that I work better in Denmark. I’ve learned to be tougher, Vikingstyle, and ‘put my own oxygen mask on first’, as they say here. Danes excel at stripping things back and doing what makes them happy. This was the motivation behind my new novel, Gone Viking, a story about two feuding sisters on a Scandi retreat to learn Viking skills, from swordforging to staying sane and getting strong, mentally and physically. I researched the book while heavily pregnant with twins, attracting strange looks during my axe-throwing lessons at Ribe Viking Centre (ribevikinge center.dk) and delving into traditional navigation techniques with experts from The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (vikingeskibsmuseet.dk) – but the process was exhilarating. There was an element of wish fulfilment in making my characters run and jump when I couldn’t. Now I have three mini Vikings in tow – but I still try to put my own oxygen mask on first. Denmark has taught me so much and it continues to surprise me. I hope readers give living Danishly a go and take inspiration from the Vikings to get happier and healthier, wherever ‘home’ may be. Gone Viking by Helen Russell (Ebury) is out now Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 29 Travel | Culture | Adventure New lives: Shukla’s saga begins with Kenyan Gujaratis in Britain Immigration’s laughter lines The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla (Atlantic) N IKESH Shukla made his debut with 2010’s Coconut Unlimited, a comic novel about an Asian rap trio coming of age in the same outer London suburb where he grew up. Since then he was the driving force behind The Good Immigrant, the bestselling essay collection in which up-and-coming writers of colour lifted the lid on their experiences of life in Britain (JK Rowling and Zadie Smith are fans). His return to fiction takes the form of a family saga that opens with Mukesh, a Kenyan Gujarati who falls for his future wife while fending off racist thugs after moving to Yorkshire in the 1960s. Later chapters follow his cancer victim daughter, Neha – a coder who loves Star Trek – and her brother, Rakesh, a Twitter-obsessed stand-up comedian running out of jokes. Shukla keeps the tone bubbly even as he charts the shifting contours of racism over the past half-century, from xenophobic violence to verbal thoughtlessness on the part of wellmeaning liberals. Regular readers may experience a sense of déjà vu, however. Shukla freely puts already published autobiographical writing into the mouths of his characters, as well as recycling old routines about the British habit of ignorantly referring to ‘naan bread’ (‘bread bread’). But if you’re new to Shukla, it’s bittersweet fun – not least in the semi-satirical portrait of Rakesh, who at one point lets a prospective lover handle a racist incident while thinking only about how to exploit it for his act. It’s here that the book feels least clear-cut and most alive, as it abandons soapboxing to embrace the kind of emotional intricacy fiction allows. ANTHONY CUMMINS THE VERDICT A bustling, if not wholly believable, comedy of migration, grief and social media MORE IMMIGRANT STORIES ■ Lovers And Strangers Clair Wills A look at the diverse experiences of people who migrated to post-war Britain from the Caribbean and Europe. On Michael Jackson The Hunger by Margo Jefferson (Granta) By Alma Katsu (Bantam) First published in the US in 2006 – before Michael Jackson’s death but after he was acquitted of a second round of sexual abuse charges – these essays explore the child star who became the epitome of cool before ending his days as a figure inspiring pity and unease. Jefferson focuses on Jackson’s looks, analysing his transformation ‘from a slender brown-skinned man to a slightly anorexic white-skinned… what?’ But she doesn’t offer an argument so much as a series of grand claims and you’re left with the sense of a tantalisingly sharp mind working overtime to turn sympathy into insight. AC The real-life story of the Donner Party, pioneers who set out for California from the Midwest in 1846, is awful. Bad advice and poor planning left them stranded in the Sierra Nevada, where they ran out of food and resorted to cannibalism. Of its 87 members, just 48 survived. Katsu’s novel takes the story and weaves a thread of contemporary horror through it – the party is dogged by ravenous creatures that hover at its fringes, picking off children and the sick along the way. The effect is The Revenant by way of The Walking Dead and it works, even if Katsu too often stumbles into cliché. PAUL CONNOLLY REX ■ In Our Mad And Furious City Guy Gunaratne Weaves the voices of teen Londoners with the previous generation of immigrants ■ The Trick To Time Kit de Waal (left) The heartbreaking story of a young Irish woman falling in love in Birmingham in the 1970s. Escape 30 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Puzzles METROSCOPE by Patrick Arundell CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across 1. About to assume an attitude for sleep (6) 4. Got through the test as approved (6) 9. Rendering the required tax and expressing approbation! (6,7) 10. On which the remains of the weeds will be deposited (7) 11. A distinguishing mark shown by tailless burrower (5) 12. Often follows the route for a month (5) 14. Intermediate positions can produce wealth (5) 18. Allow to remain - or permission to depart! (5) 19. One who gets the needle should keep it on hand (7) 21. Where appointments are kept, you’ll find a spy clattering perhaps (8-5) 22. Have a strong dislike of French trial (6) 23. They will cut grass (6) QUICK CROSSWORD Down Across 3. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 26. 29. 31. 32. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 1. Give an encore - it may follow earlier drawing (6) 2. He encourages you to speak your mind (13) 3. A bit of a surprise normally as an address in Spain (5) 5. Friend in France having sufficient skill to be pleasant (7) 6. Finding out what the directors think of a device for increasing resonance (8,5) 7. Some of the studies elucidating a kind of engine (6) 8. Restrains the guys (5) 13. Produces something new from a secret formula! (7) 15. Severely criticised the way in which some roofs are made (6) 16. Make up for a faulty note (5) 17. Considers the wishes of others and postpones (6) 20. He’ll make mischief with the Spanish force (5) Friday’s solutions Cryptic Across: 1 Repercussion; 7 Motif; 8 Breve; 9 Own; 10 Waistband; 11 Hearty; 12 Enigma; 15 Rearrange; 17 Nag; 18 Pasha; 19 Vices; 21 Selling plate. 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Fergie Vs Wenger: The Feud Channel 5, 10pm University Challenge Sadly not the follow up to Bette And Joan, though it’s fun to speculate how Ryan Murphy would have handled the celebrated antipathy between Man United’s Sir Alex and Arsenal’s soon- BBC2, 8.30pm Oxford sunk without trace in the boat race but the smart money is on the Dark Blues to exact cerebral revenge in tonight’s grand final. Oxford’s Merton take on St John’s from Cambridge. Likely match-winner? Merton’s Wiberg, who is from ‘Japan and Sweden’. How cool is that? Genius: Picasso National Geographic, 8pm & 10pm Antonio Banderas is the marquee name in this ten-part portrait of Picasso but Glow’s Alex Rich is as impressive as the young Pablo. The action switches between the fledgling genius and studies of the older artist’s personal life. KEITH WATSON Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 31 Sport Khan believes he has world at his feet after impressive return PICTURE: AP s e Skipper stands by selection despite Fed Cup heartbreak TENNIS GREAT Britain captain Anne Keothavong defended sending out Johanna Konta and Heather Watson for the decisive doubles tie after Fed Cup despair in Miki. Britain’s wait to play in the World Group will continue after they were beaten 3-2 by Japan in their promotion play-off, Konta and Watson losing the deciding doubles rubber to Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Anna Smith and debutant Gabi Taylor were the original nominations for the doubles but Keothavong replaced them with the more experienced pairing after Watson lost Sunday’s second singles match. ‘We are gutted about the result. One day our opportunity will come,’ said Keothavong, who insisted her plan had always been for Konta and Watson to play the doubles if the tie was still alive. ‘Despite the short turnaround time I have no doubts that was the right decision for them to play the doubles.’ O’Sullivan in the pink but embarrassed by slow start RONNIE O’SULLIVAN believes his lifestyle is so good he could live to the age of 200 but apologised to Crucible fans for the ‘embarrassing’ start to his latest world-title bid. With a sixth world championship crown in his sights, O’Sullivan (pictured) made a false start against Stephen Maguire in Sheffield but atoned by winning seven out of eight frames yesterday to secure a 10-7 victory. He had trailed 6-3 after Saturday’s opening session, when Maguire felt his opponent was ‘there for the taking’, but grasped a lifeline when the Glaswegian frontrunner became jittery. Another packed house watched O’Sullivan avoid the first-round fate that befell defending champion Mark Selby on the opening day. And this time he was relieved to turn on the style to which Crucible crowds have become accustomed, a stark contrast to Saturday’s horror show. ‘It was so embarrassing and I felt like I SNOOKER by NICK METCALFE wanted to give them all their money back. I was gutted,’ O’Sullivan said. ‘They took a Saturday afternoon out to come and watch a bit of snooker. Thank God Stephen potted a few balls. I was missing balls all over the gaff. ‘I was lucky to get through, and that’s good for me and unlucky for Stephen.’ Maguire squandered chance after chance to assert his dominance over the contest yesterday, and an O’Sullivan victory began to look an inevitability long before he crossed the winning line. Teaming up with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, with whom he is writing a book, has given O’Sullivan a new outlook on snooker and life. ‘I think I’m going to live until about 200 now, I feel so good,’ said the 42year-old. ‘I’m amazed at how good I feel. I never thought I’d like celery but I’m eating so much I’m going to look like a celery stick at the end of this tournament.’ BOXING AMIR KHAN is targeting a world title after his blistering comeback performance in Liverpool, where he stopped Phil Lo Greco in just 39 seconds. After a two-year hiatus, Khan stepped back into the ring on Saturday and emerged with a swift first-round victory after sending Lo Greco to the canvas twice (right). An all-British showdown with Kell Brook, one that has been mooted for a long time, is an option but Khan is also desperate to claim a belt at welterweight. ‘The 147lb division is amazing,’ the 31-year-old said. ‘Boxing’s a business and Kell’s a good fighter. He’s at 154, I’m still campaigning at 147. ‘I want to win a world title at 147 first before I start going up. I feel at the peak of my career.’ 32 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Sport AT H L E T I C S L O N D O N M A R AT H O N PICTURE: GETTY IN BRIEF Strauss does not see major change ahead CRICKET ENGLAND’S dismal winter in the Test arena will not prompt huge changes in selection, according to director of cricket Andrew Strauss. Joe Root’s side, who suffered an embarrassing 4-0 Ashes defeat to Australia before slipping to a 1-0 loss in New Zealand, will play home Test series against Pakistan and India this summer. Former England batsman Ed Smith was last week confirmed as the new national selector and Strauss said: ‘Ed is going to bring in fresh ideas. He knows some of the principles around good talent ID (identification) having studied sport in all parts of the world. ‘But I don’t think we’re going to see huge changes come the first Test. What we’re trying to do is to have better quality information than we have had previously.’ T H E Y S A I D I T. . . ‘What we’re trying to do is really appeal to a new audience. We’re looking at mums and kids in the school holidays and finding a way to make it as simple as possible for them to understand.’ Strauss on the new 100-ball format set to be introduced in a new domestic tournament in 2020 Porter delivers as Essex defeat Lancs ESSEX claimed their first win of the season after seeing off Lancashire by 31 runs on day three at Chelmsford. However, the defending champions faced resistance from Alex Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe Mennie, who all posted half-centuries. While they were at the crease, the improbable target of 320 was not beyond the bounds of possibility but Essex were not to be denied. Jamie Porter (pictured) took four for 54 in the innings to take him to nine for 80 in the match. At Taunton, Somerset sealed an 83-run win over Worcestershire. 5 European Tour titles for France’s Alexander Levy, who boosted his chances of a Ryder Cup debut on home soil by winning the Hassan Trophy II in Morocco Sykes ends Rea run SUPERBIKES TOM SYKES recorded his first victory of the season as he ended championship leader Jonathan Rea’s Assen winning streak. Sykes won by 5.445 seconds from his Kawasaki team-mate Rea, who claimed his eighth straight Assen victory on Saturday, with Michael van der Mark in third. MO SHOWS HIS BOTTLE TO BE BEST OF BRITISH Sun seeker: Farah takes a breather after his third-place finish at the London Marathon by JACK FOX MO FARAH had to keep his cool and his bottle as he broke the British record by finishing third in a gruelling London Marathon. Farah, 35, struggled with the pace, the heat and mix-ups over water bottles, but still beat Steve Jones’ 33year-old mark with a time of two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds. The multiple Olympic and world champion, who turned his back on the track last year to concentrate on road racing, briefly threatened a victory in his first serious attempt around the streets of the capital. But having appeared on the shoulders of Eliud Kipchoge and Tola Shura Kitata around the 16-mile mark, Farah – who was frustrated at being unable to find the right water bottle at two drinks stations early in the race – dropped off the pace. Kenyan Kipchoge, who won the race in 2015 and 2016, eventually broke 21-year-old Ethiopian Kitata with three miles to go. An exhausted Farah, who finished just over two minutes behind Kip- Just gr-eight: Weir seals his eighth marathon victory in London choge, admitted: ‘The pace was fast, I was surprised. I just had to go with it and see what happened, and if you’re gonna die you’re gonna die. Eliud makes it look so easy. I was knackered at 30 kilometres and he just stepped up another gear. ‘But to finish third with a personal best, a British record, on the podium, I can’t do any better than that. ‘The crowd really got behind me, it was an amazing atmosphere. I really enjoyed it – even though over the last 10km I was b*********.’ Paula Radcliffe’s world record survived as Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s race. Kenyan Cheruiyot, 34, crossed the line in 2hr 18min 31sec, three minutes outside the 2013 mark set by the British runner. David Weir won the men’s wheelchair race for an eighth time, the 38year-old Briton saying: ‘The older I get, my endurance is getting better.’ Mo’s high and dry: Pages 2-3 » Best effort: Cheruiyot celebrates W E E K E N D BY N U M B E R S 9 Rounds all three judges awarded Carl Frampton as the Northern Irish featherweight gained a unanimous points decision over Nonito Donaire in Belfast to earn the interim WBO world title. 7 Times the defending champion has lost in the opening round of snooker’s world championship. Mark Selby joined the list of infamy after he was beaten 10-4 by Joe Perry. 18 Points for Johnny Sexton, including a try, helped Leinster hammer Scarlets 38-16 in rugby union’s Champions Cup semi-final in Dublin. The Irish Monte Carlo Masters titles for Rafael Nadal after a straight-sets victory over Kei Nishikori in the final. The world No.1, playing his first tour event since the Australian Open because of a hip problem, triumphed 6-3, 6-2 and has now won 36 consecutive sets on clay. province are unbeaten in this year’s tournament. 12 Tries, including three for Jonny Lomax, as St Helens racked up the biggest win of the Super League season so far, beating Huddersfield 66-4. 12 Wickets for Matt Henry saw Kent beat Durham inside two days in the County Championship Division Two. 111 For Australia batsman Shaun Marsh on his County Championship debut for Glamorgan against Gloucestershire in Bristol. Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 33 F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E PICTURE: GETTY Double: Lacazette celebrates the first of his two goals at the Emirates ARSENE WENGER launched a passionate defence of his Arsenal reign, and insisted he will leave the club in good shape this summer after watching his team beat West Ham. In the first game since announcing he will leave at the end of the season, it took the Gunners 51 minutes to open the scoring on a day of high emotion at the Emirates as Nacho Monreal fired home. Marko Arnautovic drew the Hammers level with a fine strike but after a defensive error saw Aaron Ramsey put Arsenal back in front, a late Alexandre Lacazette brace made sure of the points. Wenger made the announcement on Friday he will bring the curtain down on his tenure at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge. After yesterday’s game he spoke of his pride in the unstinting efforts which have not always been appreciated by fans. ‘I gave the best years of my life to this club. I arrived at 46, worked seven days a week, not six, not six and half, seven – for 22 years. You cannot just walk away and say goodbye like nothing hap- THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES (7.45pm unless stated) TODAY Premier League Everton v Newcastle........................(8pm) TUESDAY UEFA Champions League Semi-Final First Leg Liverpool v Roma ....................................... Sky Bet Championship Derby v Cardiff............................................ Nottm Forest v Barnsley........................... Sky Bet League One Bradford v Milton Keynes Dons............... Bristol Rovers v Wigan.............................. Doncaster v Blackburn.............................. Oldham v Southend................................... Rochdale v Plymouth ................................ Shrewsbury v Peterborough.................... Sky Bet League Two Coventry v Lincoln City ............................. Morecambe v Cambridge Utd.................. Newport County v Accrington Stanley... Yeovil v Forest Green................................. WEDNESDAY UEFA Champions League Semi-Final First Leg Bayern Munich v Real Madrid.................. Lambert admits it’s win or bust for Stoke after Diouf’s big miss PAUL LAMBERT pinpointed Mame Biram Diouf’s miss as the key moment of Stoke’s draw with Burnley, which dealt another huge blow to the Potters’ survival hopes. Stoke went ahead in the 11th minute through Badou Ndiaye and should have been two up at half-time but Diouf contrived to get no meaningful contact on Moritz Bauer’s cross when less than ten yards from goal. Ashley Barnes bundled in Burnley’s equaliser in the 62nd minute. Lambert said: ‘We got off to the Wenger: I’ll leave with Guns blazing Arsenal 4 Monreal 51, Ramsey 82, Lacazette 85, 89 West Ham 1 Arnautovic 64 by GAVIN BROWN pened. It’s impossible,’ he said. ‘I am happy when the fans are happy, I’m willing to suffer to make them happy. Every decision I’ve made in 22 years has been for the good of Arsenal. ‘I believe I will leave a club which is in a very strong position. ‘It’s mixed feelings. I must say I’m touched by all the praise I got from English football, I’m grateful. It’s special. ‘After that I had the feeling a little bit that I have [a seat at my] funeral because people speak about you, it was a little bit interesting on that front. I don’t need to die any more – I know what people will say about me! ‘I certainly got more praise than I deserved. And maybe more criticism.’ THURSDAY Europa League Semi-Final, First Leg Arsenal v Atletico Madrid .........(8.05pm) Marseille v Red Bull Salzburg . (8.05pm) FRIDAY Sky Bet Championship Fulham v Sunderland ................................ Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Aberdeen v Hearts..................................... SATURDAY (3pm unless stated) Premier League Burnley v Brighton..................................... Crystal Palace v Leicester ........................ Huddersfield v Everton ............................. Liverpool v Stoke...................... (12.30pm) Newcastle v West Brom............................ Southampton v AFC Bournemouth ........ Swansea v Chelsea....................(5.30pm) Sky Bet Championship Aston Villa v Derby .................................... Barnsley v Brentford ................................. Burton Albion v Bolton.............................. Hull v Cardiff ............................................... Middlesbrough v Millwall..........(5.30pm) Norwich v Leeds......................................... Nottm Forest v Bristol City....................... QPR v Birmingham .................................... Reading v Ipswich...................................... Sheff Utd v Preston North End................ Wolverhampton v Sheff Wed ................... Sky Bet League One Blackpool v Shrewsbury ........................... Bradford v Southend................................. Bristol Rovers v Gillingham...................... Bury v Portsmouth .................................... Charlton v Blackburn................................. Milton Keynes Dons v Scunthorpe.......... Oldham v Doncaster.................................. Oxford Utd v Rochdale.............................. Peterborough v Fleetwood Town............ Plymouth v Rotherham............................. Walsall v Northampton ............................. Wigan v AFC Wimbledon........................... Sky Bet League Two Accrington Stanley v Lincoln City ........... Cheltenham v Coventry ............................ Chesterfield v Wycombe........................... Colchester v Swindon................................ Crawley Town v Crewe .............................. Grimsby v Notts County............................ Luton v Forest Green................................. Morecambe v Barnet................................. Newport County v Cambridge Utd.......... Port Vale v Carlisle..................................... Stevenage v Exeter.................................... Yeovil v Mansfield ...................................... Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Hamilton v Ross County ......... (12.30pm) Hibernian v Kilmarnock............................. Motherwell v Dundee ................................ St Johnstone v Partick............................... SUNDAY Premier League Man Utd v Arsenal......................(4.30pm) West Ham v Man City ................. (2.15pm) Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Celtic v Rangers ..........................(12noon) Sport Stoke 1 Burnley 1 perfect start and looked great and then the big moment – Mame’s chance – was huge for us. He hasn’t taken the chance but I can’t fault him for his effort and commitment. Stoke are four points from safety and Lambert added: ‘We have to go to Anfield and get a result, play Palace and get a result, then go to Swansea Headache: Lambert and get a result. We have to win.’ CHELSEA 2 34 METRO Monday, April 23, 2018 Sport F O O T B A L L FA C U P S E M I - F I NA L Giroud 46, Morata 82 MAIN PICTURE: REX FO OTBALL IN BRIEF People want to get me banned, claims Wilfried Rom figures United can be title winners WILFRIED ZAHA claims there is an agenda against him after the Crystal Palace forward was booked for diving in the 0-0 draw with Watford. Zaha (pictured) fell under Adrian Mariappa’s second-half challenge. ‘It was definitely a penalty. He (Mariappa) has gone, “I’ll be honest, Wilf, it was actually a pen”,’ Zaha said. ‘I see other players dive but I don’t see people trying to get them banned the way they want to get me banned.’ ROMELU LUKAKU believes the current Manchester United squad can win the Premier League next year. Jose Mourinho’s side, battling to be runners-up in the league, reached the FA Cup final after beating Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday. ‘I’m really confident in my team-mates,’ the striker said. ‘We won and got to the final against a good side. ‘I think we can do it with the team we have but we should have showed more consistency throughout the season.’ LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp believes Danny Ings will continue to score goals in the Premier League now he is fully fit. The 25-year-old found the net after a 930-day wait with the opener in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at West Brom. Ings has fought back from two serious knee injuries and Klopp said: ‘It was always clear that when Danny is fit, healthy, he will score goals in the Premier League.’ SAINTS LOSS IS VAR-D TO TAKE No goal: Caballero fumbles into his own net but Austin (left) was penalised M MARK HUGHES was baffled as to o why the video assistant referee was not consulted for a ‘matchw defining’ moment in Southampd tton’s FA Cup semi-final defeat. Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero dropped the ball into his b own net during the second half at o Wembley but referee Martin Atkinson disallowed the goal and penalised Saints striker Charlie Austin for a foul. The Blues were by JUSTIN PALMER 1-0 up at that stage thanks to Olivier Giroud, and substitute Alvaro Morata sealed a 2-0 success with a header late on. Unhappy Saints boss Hughes was disappointed with the overall performance of the officials and believes Atkinson should have utilised VAR technology following Caballero’s fumble on 73 minutes. ‘There’s dis- High fives from fans as champions rout Swans PEP GUARDIOLA was happy to share Manchester City’s Premier League triumph with a pitch full of fans, describing the celebratory invasion as ‘a beautiful thing’. City were confirmed as champions on their day off last weekend and played the part with aplomb at the Etihad Stadium, hammering struggling Swansea 5-0 in a dominant display. David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season. Once the full-time whistle blew, hundreds of supporters raced onto the field to take in the moment – an act that is likely to attract the PREMIER LEAGUE Man City 5 Silva 12, Sterling 16, De Bruyne 54, Bernardo Silva 64, Jesus 88 Swansea 0 by JACK FOX attention of the Football Association. The governing body charged Wigan after fans flooded onto the DW Stadium pitch following their FA Cup win over City earlier this season but while that scene turned ugly, this appeared to be a harmonious occasion. Asked about the potential for disciplinary action, Guardiola said: ‘Football is an emotional game. I understand you have to be careful, but when they feel they want to share that they are happy. ‘I like them to be close with the team. They show how happy they are and that is the most beautiful thing we can live as professionals, as a manager and football players.’ City’s dominance allowed Guardiola to give some game time to veteran Yaya Toure, teenager Phil Foden and fit-again Benjamin Mendy, who made his first appearance since suffering kneeligament damage in September. Swansea, now five league games without a win, sit just one place above the relegation zone, but have a four-point buffer over Southampton and Stoke. SOUTHAMPTON 0 Monday, April 23, 2018 METRO 35 F O O T B A L L FA C U P S E M I - F I NA L Sport D OWN THE LINE MAY 19 Date for this year’s HE ADL INE S FROM THE FO OTBAL L L E AGU E FA Cup final at Wembley between Manchester United and Chelsea By Gavin Brown Mixed feelings: Bent No joy for Bent in putting Cats down FORMER Sunderland striker Darren Bent admitted it had been difficult to score one of the goals which sent the club down. Bent, who spent a season and a half on Wearside, scored the first of two late Burton goals in a 2-1 win which condemned the Black Cats to back-to-back relegations and kept Burton’s survival hopes alive. ‘It is horrible to see a club the size of Sunderland, the stadium is massive, to be in the position they are in,’ Bent told the BBC. ‘It is one of those things but to score one of the goals that sent them down was difficult.’ Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is unsure about his future. ‘I came to manage Sunderland, it’s a great club and what’s happening around the corner I have no idea,’ he said. French fancy: Giroud (above) fires Chelsea ahead to delight Conte (top, right), while Cesar Azpilicueta celebrates with Morata (right) after the Spaniard nets the second Blues goal appointment because the situation where the goalkeeper’s made a wrong decision, basically thrown the ball into the back of his net,’ the Welshman said. ‘Charlie’s done nothing wrong, they should have at least reviewed it in my view. ‘It was a match-defining moment, a key moment. Who knows how the game might have followed from that moment? Why it wasn’t referred I have no idea. Giroud handled from the following corner, another they could have reviewed, but maybe that was a bit too quick for him. ‘We’re disappointed with the officials on the day, and whoever it is who sits in a darkened room. ‘We will speak (to the officials). I’m not sure how the process works. Does the referee make an instant decision? Do they tell him?’ Despite the controversy, Hughes’ men were second best for most of the game. Hughes’ focus will now be on preserving Southampton’s Premier League status in their remaining four games this season, with his side four points adrift of safety. He added: ‘The importance now is to put the disappointment behind us very quickly and really focus on the game we have next week.’ PICTURE: GETTY City slicker: De Bruyne celebrates his goal, while (inset) Mendy is greeted by happy fans invading the pitch at full-time Premier League P W Man City 34 29 Man Utd 34 23 Liverpool 35 20 Tottenham 34 20 Chelsea 34 19 Arsenal 34 17 Burnley 35 14 Leicester 34 11 Everton 34 11 Newcastle 33 11 Bournemouth 35 9 Watford 35 10 Brighton 34 8 Crystal Palace 35 8 West Ham 34 8 Huddersfield 34 9 Swansea 34 8 Southampton 34 5 Stoke 35 6 West Brom 35 4 D L 3 2 5 6 11 4 8 6 6 9 6 11 11 10 11 12 9 14 8 14 11 15 8 17 12 14 11 16 11 15 8 17 9 17 14 15 11 18 13 18 F A Pts 98 25 90 65 26 74 80 37 71 66 31 68 59 34 63 66 46 57 35 32 53 49 47 44 39 54 42 35 42 41 41 58 38 42 60 38 32 47 36 36 54 35 42 63 35 27 54 35 27 51 33 33 53 29 32 65 29 29 54 25 Results Watford ..........0 West Brom .....2 Arsenal ...........4 Man City ......... 5 Stoke ...............1 C Palace ........0 Liverpool .......2 West Ham ......1 Swansea ........0 Burnley ...........1 League One Title for Wigan just perfect for Sharpe WIGAN chairman David Sharpe wants the League One title to cap off a ‘perfect year’ for the club. Paul Cook’s men secured a return to the Championship with a 4-0 win at Fleetwood on Saturday. Sharpe (above) said: ‘The FA Cup run, now promotion, we want to win the league because the players and manager deserve it.’ City hold firm as Lyon tamer Karen dazzles 3 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MANCHESTER City held Lyon to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final. Nick Cushing’s side avoided conceding an away goal thanks to a superb performance from goalkeeper Karen Bardsley (above), who produced a faultless display. The 33year-old kept her best save until the last minute, palming away a close-range header from Amandine Henry. In the other semi-final, Ji So-yun fired hosts Chelsea into a second-minute lead but they suffered a 3-1 first-leg loss to VfL Wolfsburg. Wins from 16 games in charge of MK Dons for Dan Micciche, who was sacked yesterday with the club six points from safety League Two Jones says promotion is his ‘proudest day’ LUTON clinched promotion with Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Carlisle and boss Nathan Jones admitted it was the proudest day of his life. Jones won promotion as a player with Brighton and Yeovil but said: ‘This is the best day of my life, because as a player you had it, and you just took it for granted, but this is the best thing.’ Olly Lee’s equaliser was enough to send Luton up with Accrington. Stanley won 4-0 at Wycombe to put a dent in the third-place Chairboys’ own promotion hopes. FA CUP SEMI-FINAL CHELSEA SOUTHAMPTON 2 0 HUGHES U HE HAS HA THE BLUES: BLUE PA PAGES E 34-35 4 5» @metrosportHQ ANTONIO CONTE will face his fierce rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final in what is expected to be his last game as Chelsea boss after the Blues overcame Southampton in yesterday’s semi-final. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata secured a 2-0 victory at Wembley, where Saints boss Mark Hughes was angered by the failure to use the video assistant referee system when his side had a goal ruled out. Conte and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho have clashed numerous times, although both played down their feud before February’s league meeting. The Italian, who lost to Arsenal in last season’s cup final, yesterday insisted he had no issue with former Chelsea boss Mourinho, while also saying United will start the game as favourites. ‘With Jose, we have clarified the situation,’ said Conte, who is tipped to leave Chelsea this summer. FINAL FAREWELL by DAVID GURNEY ‘There’s not a problem between him and I. We’re talking about two managers with strong characters, and two winners. I’ve great respect for United’s story, for Mourinho’s story. They have the same respect, I think, for Chelsea’s story and my story. ‘I can tell you that we played last season in the final and arrived as favourites against Arsenal. ‘This season, we are arriving not as favourites. But, as you know, we lost the final [last year].’ Hughes saw his team have a goal disallowed when Charlie Austin was penalised for a nudge on Willy Caballero, with the Chelsea goalkeeper taking the ball over the line as a result. VAR was available but not used, and Hughes said: ‘If ever there was a situation for VAR to play a hand and step in to review that, I would have thought that was an opportunity.’ Joy and pain: Giroud celebrates after opening the scoring at Wembley where Saints boss Hughes (right) was angry with the officials n Conte sets up Wembley showdown n Saints manager Hughes fuming with Jose but says there’s no bad blood as VAR not used after goal ruled out MAIN PICTURE: AP LONDON MARATHON RECORD-BREAKING MO KEEPS HIS COOL Page 32 » Superb Salah is named PFA Player of the Year MOHAMED SALAH was crowned the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year last night. The Egyptian has scored 41 goals since joining Liverpool from Roma last summer. Salah, 25, saw off tough competition from Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne. ‘It’s a big honour. I’ve worked hard,’ said Salah, who has 31 Premier League goals, tying the most in a 38-game season. ‘To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world. There are still three games to go. I want to break this record.’ City’s Leroy Sane was named Young Player of the Year, while Chelsea and England forward Fran Kirby won the Women’s Player of the Year award. The PFA’s Merit award went posthumously to Cyrille Regis, the former West Brom forward who died in January. Wenger claims ‘hurtful’ fans influenced his exit Honoured: Salah ARSENE WENGER has admitted growing supporter unrest contributed to his decision to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. The 68-year-old saw his side beat West Ham 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium in their first game since he announced on Friday he would step down. Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for more than 21 years but his role has come under increased scrutiny. ‘Personally I believe this club is respected all over the world, much more than in England, and that our fans did not give the image of unity I want at the club all over the world and that was hurtful,’ said the Frenchman. ‘I feel the club is respected and overall the image we gave is not what it is and not what I like. I’m not resentful with the fans, I just feel if my personality is in the way of what I think our club is, that is more important than me.’ Long goodbye: Wenger MAN CITY 5-O SWANSEA | ARSENAL 4-1 WEST HAM | STOKE 1-1 BURNLEY Reports: Pages 33-35 » ©Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2010. Metro® The mark METRO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers Ltd.